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    It's vinyl (a very good imitation IMO) on the...

    It's vinyl (a very good imitation IMO) on the Monitor vs real wood on the Monitor II.
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    My guess is that Newegg was selling a huge volume...

    My guess is that Newegg was selling a huge volume of the old Monitor series and they were running out of inventory. So Polk created a "new" Monitor series to maintain that volume. They are priced...
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    Was it a level-matched blind listening test? ...

    Was it a level-matched blind listening test? Your impression jives with the specs (same -3db response for 40s and 50s, another 9hz lower for 60s) but I'm wondering if the 60s ever-so-slightly better...
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    They look like my 7Bs.

    They look like my 7Bs.
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    Need Help A watt is always a watt. :D What differs is...

    A watt is always a watt. :D

    What differs is the measurement approach, as you note. How many channels driven, rated at 1khz or from 20-20khz, .05% THD or 1% THD, etc. Too many variables, not...
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    Need Help What's missing is a uniform standard for rating...

    What's missing is a uniform standard for rating amplifier power. I think the only FTC standard is for 2 channel ratings.

    Look in the specs for max power consumption, i.e., what it draws from the...
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    Need Help The 30 wpc figure is from a test report in an...

    The 30 wpc figure is from a test report in an online magazine, Home Theater Mag. Here's the quote

    HT Labs Measures

    Five channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
    0.1% distortion at 28.7...
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    1982 Monitor 7Bs for 2 channel Monitor 40s, CS1,...

    1982 Monitor 7Bs for 2 channel
    Monitor 40s, CS1, M10s for HT.
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    Speakers are fine. Save your money on the...

    Speakers are fine. Save your money on the Monster wire and just get the appropriate gage wire from Monoprice. Get the PSW505 sub from Newegg for the same price as the PSW 110.

    Get a Yamaha...
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    Need Help Do you have an engineering degree, speaker design...

    Do you have an engineering degree, speaker design software, an anechoic chamber, calibrated microphones and a frequency analyzer? If not, I doubt it.
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    Need Help Bi-amping connects one amp to the woofers and a...

    Bi-amping connects one amp to the woofers and a separate amp to the tweeters so they each get the power of a dedicated amp. I believe by doing this you effectively eliminate the speaker crossover...
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    Need Help Don't second guess yourself. That's a fine...

    Don't second guess yourself. That's a fine receiver and probably all you'll ever need. Always wishing for something "better" is the fast route to economic distress.
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    Need Help Here are a couple data points on the Monitor 70s....

    Here are a couple data points on the Monitor 70s.

    Brand new from Newegg: $230 each with free shipping.

    Refurbs from the Polk Audio Ebay store: about $400 including shipping.

    If they are in...
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    And I'd be willing to be that in a level-matched...

    And I'd be willing to be that in a level-matched blind listening test, with the same source material and same speakers, you couldn't tell the difference between your system and an AVR of comparable...
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    Although I prefer the anonymity and safety of...

    Although I prefer the anonymity and safety of Ebay, it's more practical to sell bulky items on Craigslist. If at all possible, I don't even let prospective buyers into my house. A small item I will...
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    Need Help You are the only one who can answer this question...

    You are the only one who can answer this question since your ears are different from everyone else's. I will offer a few observations:

    1) If you spend a big chunk of change on this (or any other...
  17. Question about receiver room calibration with Polk speakers

    My system is Monitor 40 fronts, CS1 center and M10 rears. Got a new Yamaha V765 receiver and ran the YPAO room calibration today. It set the fronts and center to large and the crossover at 80 hz...
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    Need Help Have you considered M10s? I got a pair from Polk...

    Have you considered M10s? I got a pair from Polk Direct (Ebay) for $74 shipped. They sometimes go for less. I suspect they would be better sounding than either of the OWM models (if the specs are...
  19. Thread: MARANTZ sr7002

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    If you haven't already, post this on the AVS...

    If you haven't already, post this on the AVS receiver forum. I'm sure there are a lot more 7002 owners there.
  20. Thread: Upgrade

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    Does this receiver have preamp outputs? If so,...

    Does this receiver have preamp outputs? If so, get an amp to drive the front speakers. Moving to a more powerful receiver may not help much. There's really not much difference, volume-wise,...
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    Jethro Tull's Greatest Hits and The Wallflowers...

    Jethro Tull's Greatest Hits and The Wallflowers Bringing down the Horse
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    Many people will say, yes, huge difference but...

    Many people will say, yes, huge difference but that's what they (claim to) hear. No one can predict what you will hear.

    Here's my $.02. Will they sound different? Yes. Will they sound $300...
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    Interesting that the sale ends 2/28 and they are...

    Interesting that the sale ends 2/28 and they are out of stock until 3/9.
  24. Thread: Gfa-555

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    If it's additional volume you are after, there's...

    If it's additional volume you are after, there's no audible difference between 265w and 325w. It will be less than one db.
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    You've got a large room. BIC claims 475 watts...

    You've got a large room. BIC claims 475 watts peak power from a 150w RMS amp vs Polk's 460w peak from 300w RMS amp. The Polk seems like a more realistic rating to me. I'd go with the Polk.
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